Coming to the Light

© Nancy Grace Chen

Coming to the Light

Uploaded: March 30, 2004 16:21:39


This is Digital Art, a composite of two photos. The original pic is in the discussion.
I had to submit this pic three times before it won, so if you believe in an image, try try again! (:


Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 30, 2004

It looks surreal. I really loke it. Wouldn't of known it was two photos if you didn't mention it Nancy. #112535

Elizabeth J. Bernier March 30, 2004

Hey Nancy!!! Good to see you here too!!! I've been here a while now,not sure how long exactly,few months, time flies when your absorbed with photography right?It's a big site,but the people here are really great,very friendly,I'm sure you'll enjoy it!This image is just fantastic,I love this one,it's amazing!!! Hope it wins for you!! ;) #455102

Jessica Hughes March 30, 2004

This is outstanding Nancy! It really caught my eye! I wouldn't have known it was two seperate photos. You've combined them nicely!
Jessica #455157

Kristen McKain March 30, 2004

love it! #455191

Stephen Zacker March 30, 2004

Honestly.. This is a great image. Really makes you think when you look at it. It is amazing this is actually two images! #455199

Alisha May Furbish March 30, 2004

This is fantastic- looks like she's opening the door to bright nothingness- I would like to know more about it- what were the original images? As already stated, I wouldn't have guessed it. Very impressive work! #455279

Nancy Grace Chen March 30, 2004

Thanks so much for the comments, everyone!! Really appreciate every single one.

I photographed the door, which I loved, in Cambodia (original photo above). However, I never felt like the door had enough impact alone. So three months later, I finally got the inspiration to turn it into a Digital Art piece! Posing and angling the camera were tricky, and it took me many more hours than I'd like to admit to get it to this stage... but it was fun, and the result was just what I had in mind. Isn't technology amazing? (:

Nancy #455374

Alisha May Furbish March 30, 2004

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! I am even more impressed now! Very good work, you have fantastic vision:) #455379

Dale Ann Cubbage March 30, 2004

Nancy this is absolutely incredible, a stroke of genius! You did an outstanding job, you cannot tell it is two pictures together! What else is there to say . . .it's fantastic! #455437

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 31, 2004

Wonderful Nancy! #455561

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 31, 2004

Very nice end result Nancy! I like the b&w tones you ended up with, and the composite is done so well that you can't tell that it is one. Good luck with this! Welcome to BP! #456402

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic April 10, 2004

It's great work and should do well!! #471822

Stanley J. Contrades April 11, 2004

Beautifully done, Nancy, and many congratulations on your win! Good luck!
Stan #474320

Elizabeth J. Bernier April 12, 2004

Whoo hoo go girl!!!Congratulations Nancy!!!! So glad this has made it!!!Very deserving!!! I'll write you.Huge Congrats on your win!! Big big smiles for you! ;) Beth #475093

Nancy Grace Chen April 12, 2004

Thank you soooo much for the comments, everyone!!

Stan-- Howdy and thanks for all the congrats!! (:

Beth-- Yeeeah!! :-D Thanks so much for your support!! #475134

Terry Cervi level-classic April 12, 2004

Simply beautiful work, Nancy! Congrats and good luck in the finals!! #475478

Marie Fields April 12, 2004

Congratulations! Fantastic image!!! #475530

zcaley April 12, 2004

Hooray Nancy!!!! Good luck with this one! Glad to see you got some recognition! And congratulations! #476039

Alisha May Furbish April 12, 2004

Well deserved, Nancy- congratulations!!! #476413

Dale Ann Cubbage April 12, 2004

Congrats Nancy! This was one of my favorites! Great job! #476794

Guy D. Biechele level-classic April 12, 2004

Beautiful image! Congratulations. #476952

Deanna Cathcart April 12, 2004

Nancy this is amazing work! Congrats on the win! The time spent was well worth it! #477282

Marta Azevedo April 12, 2004

NICE WORK!!! #477600

Stephen Zacker April 12, 2004

Well Done. Congratulations! #477978

Susie Peek-Swint April 12, 2004

Wonderful work Nancy -- many congrats! #478091

Mary-Ella Bowles April 12, 2004

Glad to see this here Nancy - I liked it the first time I saw it at DPQ. Very creative, very intriguing. Congrats, and good luck! #479483

Eric Highfield level-deluxe April 12, 2004

Very dramatic and beautiful! Congratulations, Nancy! #479619

Douglas Gould April 13, 2004

Great image, Nancy! #480280

Patricia A. Kuniega April 14, 2004

Quite a fantastic execution. Certainly well worth your efforts. It has a mysterious, intriguing quality that draws you right in toward that fabulous light, just like the model! Congratulations! #483160

Leanne M.E. Boyd April 14, 2004

Congratulations Nancy! #483333

Karen J. McDowell April 14, 2004

Nancy girl..this is stunning work! Congrats and good luck to you, my dear friend! #483722

Mary Ann Melton August 14, 2004

Way to go Nancy!!!! So glad to see this as a Finalist here! Congratulations!

Good luck! Hope we see it again! #707982

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 14, 2004

Congrats again Nancy!! #708272

Robert Mann level-classic August 14, 2004

Great work Nancy! This is a very effective DA. Congrats on your finalist selection and your DIC POTD! Good Luck! RoB #708479

Deborah Sandidge August 14, 2004

Very creative, great work, Nancy! #709055

Danilo Piccioni August 14, 2004

Congratsssssssssssss !!!!!! #709651

Kristi A. Howson August 14, 2004

Congrat's again. Lovely seeing this here...Way to go!!!!! #709833

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 14, 2004

I still love this! Congratulations! -K #710109

Stanley J. Contrades August 14, 2004

Have to echo Kelly's sentiment, Nancy, as I still love this as well!! Here's to this moving forward and CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Stan #710998

Monika Sapek August 14, 2004

Great image, Nancy! Many congratulations!

Dan Holm August 15, 2004

Way to go, Nancy!! CONGRATULATION, yet again!!! #711370

Michael Khoury August 15, 2004

A big congratulations, Nancy! #711421

Debra Booth August 15, 2004

Big congrats, Nancy, on your win with this wonderful image! #711585

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 15, 2004

You're on a roll Nancy!! Congrats! #711612

Cindy Cone August 15, 2004

Congrats again, Nancy! #711759

Deborah Sandidge August 15, 2004

Beautiful work, big congrats, Nancy!! #711991

Dolores Neilson August 15, 2004

#2!! Atta girl, Nancy Grace!! #712250

Wally Orlowsky August 15, 2004

Another great win, Nancy! #712318

Alan L. Borror August 15, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Nancy!!! #712457

Janet Detota August 15, 2004

Congratulations, Nancy! Very impressive!! #712649

Nancy Grace Chen August 15, 2004

Thanks so much for the comments!!!

This win is a special one to me because this is probably the first Digital Art piece that turned out just the way I imagined for it to, after MANY hours and reworks! It's so satisfying to be able to see something in your mind become reality.

Thank you again to you all!!
Nancy #712679

AnnaMarie Savino August 15, 2004

absolutely amazing!!!!! talk about creative!!!! love love love this!!!! #712792

William C. Raco level-classic August 15, 2004

Wonderful editing and final product.
I'm glad to see that you believed in the photo and perservered.
It's a worthy winner.

bill #712971

William T August 15, 2004

I love the magical transformation in this photo. Big congratulations on this well deserved win! #713027

Diane Dupuis August 15, 2004

Congrats Nancy! Superb! #713096

Patrick Campbell August 15, 2004

Congrats Nancy on TWO wins this month! Very well-deserved! #713160

Rob Friedman August 15, 2004

Awesome! Congrats Nancy! #713355

Evy Johansen level-classic August 15, 2004

Glad to see this one as a winner here! Many congratulations, Nancy! Very well deserved! #713427

Peggy Wolff August 15, 2004

Congrats on a wonderful image and win! #713477

Carl D. Miller August 16, 2004

Great work, Nancy! Well deserved! #713729

Donna W. Neal August 16, 2004

Presistence paid off as it should have with this wonderful photo. Nice job Nancy on this well deserved win! #714005

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 16, 2004

It was all worth it Nancy! So well done! Congratulations on your win! -K #714662

Pu Chen August 16, 2004

Great digital job, Nancy! I thought it looks familiar. Glad your hard work paid off. It came out great. Congratulations! #715752

Karen Bacon August 19, 2004

Congratulations on this incredible image Nancy! #721073

Stephen Zacker August 22, 2004

Congratulations Nancy! I loved this image the first time I saw it! #727370

Lisa Clark October 02, 2004

Congratulations Nancy. Your persistence paid off! #818645

Anette Linnea Rasmussen March 30, 2005

Great job Nancy! Love the lighting on this, well done!
Congrats on your win! Well deserved!

Best wishes, Linnea


Lori Carlson June 19, 2005

Nancy, this is stunning! Thank you for sharing all that you did! It is wonderful!! I must say, that your whole gallery is quite a feast for the do beautiful work!! :0) #1489672

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. December 05, 2005

This is so cool, creative, and dreamy looking. I really love it, wonderful work!! #2155181

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